|Utopia - Sir Thomas More|
LibriVox recording of Utopia, by Thomas More. Read by Jenilee. This book is all about the fictional country called Utopia. It is a country with an ‘ideal’ form of communism, in which everything really does belong to everybody, everyone does the work they want to, and everyone is alright with that. This country uses gold for chamber pots and prison chains, pearls and diamonds for children’s playthings, and requires that a man and a woman see each other exactly as they are, naked, before get...
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|Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson Little Dorrit, one of the three great novels of Charles Dickens’ last period, was produced in monthly installments from 1855 to 1857, and is considered one of his most profound. Dickens’ father spent three months in Marshalsea Prison for debt, which made a lasting impact on his life. This story centers around life in Marshalsea Prison and, as always, society in general...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Marshalsea Prison
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|Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll|
LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Eric Leach Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; children; fantasy; adventure; carroll; fiction
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|North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell|
Librivox recording of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell. Set in Victorian England, North and South is the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman whose life is turned upside down when her family relocates to northern England. As an outsider from the agricultural south, Margaret is initially shocked by the aggressive northerners of the dirty, smoky industrial town of Milton. But as she adapts to her new home, she defies social conventions with her ready sympathy and defense of the working poor...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; social novel; industrial novel; romance
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|The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio, translated by J. M. Rigg|
LibriVox recording of The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, translated by J. M. Rigg. The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Many notable writers such as Shakespeare and Chaucer are said to have borrowed from The Decameron...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; Medieval literature; plague; sex; love
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